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Sing: A resource for Singing the Psalms


The primary authors and visionaries behind this Hymn Psalter are Dr. Timothy and Mrs. Julie Tennent. This resource grew not only out of their theological and musical training, as well as their deep love for the Scriptures, but also out of a very personal experience of encountering God through singing the Psalms together daily.

Timothy Tennent

Timothy Tennent

Dr. Timothy C. Tennent has served as the President of Asbury Theological Seminary since 2009. Prior to his current role, Dr. Tennent was the Professor of World Missions and Indian Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he served since 1998. Ordained in the United Methodist Church in 1984, he has pastored churches in Georgia, and in several of the largest churches in New England. Since 1989, he has taught annually as an adjunct professor at the New Theological College in Dehra Dun, India. He is a frequent conference speaker around the country and throughout the world, including numerous countries in Asia, Africa and Europe.

Dr. Tennent received his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell, a Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

Dr. Tennent is the author of numerous books and articles. His books include, Building Christianity on Indian Foundations (ISPCK), Christianity at the Religious Roundtable (Baker Academic), Theology in the Context of World Christianity (Zondervan) and Invitation to World Missions: A Trinitarian Missiology for the 21st Century (Kregel Academic).

Julie Tennent

Julie Tennent

Julie Tennent is the primary compiler of this Psalter. She received her Bachelor of Music from Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, and a Masters of Arts in Christian Education from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  Mrs. Tennent has led numerous Bible Studies and has taught music lessons for many years. She is a church organist and pianist, having produced several CDs and a cantata entitled All the Glory. She has a particular interest in the intersection of music and theology, as well as the rejuvenation of psalm singing in the worship of the church. The Tennents have two grown children, Jonathan and Bethany.

Other Contributors

Psalms 24, 35, 38, 44, 51, 53, 78, 88, 91, 100, 106, 110 are reprinted with permission from “The Book of Psalms for Worship” (Crown and Covenant Publications: Pittsburgh, PA, 2011).

Psalms 69, 104, 105, 107, 140 are reprinted with permission from “Trinity Psalter” (Crown and Covenant15 Publications: Pittsburgh, PA, 2004).

Psalm 119 was written by Charles Wesley and can be found in The Wesleyan Psalter (E.Stevenson and F.A.Owen, Nashville, TN, 1855).

Psalms 5, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 28, 30, 31, 36, 45, 46, 49, 52, 55, 56, 59, 60, 61, 63, 66, 68, 71, 72, 81, 86, 92, 94, 102, and 118 were adapted from the 1650 Scottish Psalter, public domain.